1st November 2016 – Review by Rob
The West Country’s favourite beer derives from pure Mendip spring water… notably bitter, clean tasting, refreshingly dry, distinctive and moreish!
Made with 100% best Maris Otter Malt, together with a blend of (never divulged) traditional English hop varieties, Butcombe’s only beer for the brewery’s first 20 years and now bottled to celebrate winning the silver medal at the Great British Beer Festival 2009. welcome to Butcombe.
Pouring into the glass, immediately hits me is the traditional beer smell, nothing new here with a typical hops smell, copper in colour, again, a typical bitter trait. Taste is typical bitter, everything with this beer is bang on, as you’d expect – typical. But then you realise you’ve necked the pint and it’s gone.
This is an excellent example of a typical English bitter. It’s not an unearthed gem of hidden talent but a great example of what the British beer industry has become in recent years, good quality benchmark of session beers. Go find and enjoy.